A shit baseball team based in the suburb of Osaka, Japan. More choke jobs than any baseball fan in the world can count. 50% of their fans are hooligans, while the other 50% are wannabe hooligans/bandwagon fans who only jump in on the very rare occasion when they have a good season.
In other words, they're the Japanese baseball's answer to the Chicago Cubs.
History of the Hanshin Tigers: Countless years of horrible baseball, with the only bright moment coming in 1985 when they won their only Japan Series title. They had a chance to win another in 2003, but choked away a 3-2 lead to the Daiei Hawks.
Japanese word/adjective which roughly translates into "infatuated", "extreme fanatic", or "obsessed to the point of being borderline deranged."
mainly used to describe the Wapanese people who watch ridiculous amounts ofanime. they, in turn, will use the word to dsecribe themselves, as if they are actually proud of being otaku. they don't know that the word has a negative meaning to it.
1: I'm so otaku, I have all the latest Yu-Gi-Oh things, and I just bought the new Ayumi CD! So ureshii!